Join the Cambridge Historical Society on Wednesday, November 13, as we discuss “How Can We Make Change Here?”

We bring together Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan, two radical educators and activists, to discuss what drives them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil, our speakers will discuss: What issues motivated them, and how did they find ways to get involved or initiate learning and action? What tools do they use to organize and initiate change? What challenges and solutions have they encountered? How do they use education as a tool to engage future generations of activists? And we will return to the question posed in our Opening Conversation: how do they find the courage? This event will conclude our 2019 programming centered on “How Does Cambridge Engage?”

Our aim is to educate attendees on activists’ processes, both historically and today, so that we can think about making our own change, here in Cambridge.

Date and Time: November 13, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: University Lutheran Church,Join us as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan, two radical educators and activists, to discuss what drives them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil, they will discuss the issues that motivate them and tools we can use to make our own change here in Cambridge. 02138

Event is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for registration details.


About our speakers and moderator:

Former labor and community organizer, Charlotte Ryan (image left) is Professor of Sociology at UMass Lowell where she teaches courses on food and climate justice. With community organizer Karen Jeffreys, she recently published Beyond Prime Time Activism: Communication Activism and Social Change. She is a member of the URBAN Research Network and coordinates the Media Research Action Project website

Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones (image right) is the Founder of Resistance Education and Co-Founder of Women of Color in Solidarity, both community based organizations seeking to fulfill the gaps within communities of color, specifically those who also identify as women/femmes/genderfluid/nonbinary. She holds a B.A. in International Development & Social Change from Clark University and an M.A. in Comparative and International Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Mary McNeil (moderator) is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Harvard University, where she studies Black women’s space-making and space-taking in 20th-century Boston.